Monday, 5 January 2009

Last post

Being retired since November 2006, I will keep this blog as an archive to be visited by friends and colleagues from Telecoms who participated in these meetings.

These three posts below are the last ones with photos I colleted from our meetings.
Morristown, USA - CLPP (November 2000)
Washington, USA - CLPP (October 1998)
Langkawi, Malaysia - SAT-3 AR&RSC (July 2000)
In the meetings below, I did not take any photos showing any delegate, but only local views. If any delegate to these meetings have some pics and would like to contribute, I will be pleased to publish them.
-Atlanta, USA - Columbus-III AR&RSC meeting (Sep 1994)
-Estoril, Portugal - ARC meeting (June 1994)
-London, UK - SMW-3 TWG (July 1997)
-Chantilly, France - Medret (Oct 1997)
-Lyon, France - SMW-3 TWG (Feb 1997)
-Brusseles, Belgium - SMW-3 AR&RSC (Mar 2000)
-Naples, USA - Atlantis-2 AR&RSC (Oct 2001)

Sunday, 4 January 2009

SMW-3 - Abu Dhabi 2006

Hamdam Street, Abu Dhabi, place of 11st SMW-3 Cable System AR&RSC meeting September 2006 (my last meeting).

The weather forecast for the week: High 39-40ºC ; Low 27-29ºC.
A short afternoon tour in waterfront after arrival with Guenter (Germany).

Visiting 7-Star Luxury Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Built in the style of a majestic palace rising from the sand, Emirates Palace is an architectural wonder, set on a 100-hectare plot, with elaborate design and unparalleled facilities created with the sole purpose of whisking its guests into a world worthy of royalty. (17/09/06).

SEA-ME-WE 3 AR&RSC family photo and others.

Official dinner aboard a cruising ship on the bay.
Hotel roof swimming pool and its view of Abu Dhabi streets.

Two photos taken in brand new Marina Mall shopping center.

Traditional coffee pots in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the most identifiable symbol of the Arab way of life.

Abu Dhabi is a city of mosques, with well over 400 of them and more being built each year. They range from elaborate architectural masterpieces serving thousands of worshippers to small, modest rooms conveniently located.

Heroes Diner Night Club and Pub at Crown Plaza Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Winner of the Favourite Pub Grub category, Heroes is a relaxed and fun setting offering a wide selection of snacks, where I had some beers and said goodbye to my friends, after anouncing my retirement.

The last photos in Abu Dhabi airport with Gunnar (Norway).

Saturday, 3 January 2009

SAT-3 - Assen 2006

A complete week without posting, to attend SAT3/WASC/SAFE Cable System AR&RSC meeting in Assen, Holland, hosted by KPN, in July 2006.
Having a beer break in the esplanade.

Meeting coffee break.

The nice place where official dinner took place.

Assen street in a quiet afternoon, before night busy hours.

After meeting we had the chance to confirm Assen is not only the place of World Superbike Championship. Although has no historical monuments, the Provincial Museum is worth a visit, as well as the windmill museum (Molenmuseum) De Wachter.
The house of windmill museum responsible's family, with some small horses in the back. A very nice and quiet place for living.

Windmill wing detail, when fixed in he vertical position, either for adjustment of aileron according with the wind speed or in the standby position, as it was the case.
Walking down the Damrak from Damsquare to the Central Station.
Central Station in Amsterdam.

I and Jim spending the last afternoon in Amsterdam after the meeting.
A house in one of the Amsterdam channels.

Waiting for their turn in Damsquare, Amsterdam.